Some have wondered why I have yet to post Dr. Chuck Baldwin’s latest column. The reason is simple, he and I disagree at the moment. Baldwin’s latest article asks fellow pastors to consider the candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul. To be honest, I am not so keen on Dr. Paul as I once was. I’ll share my thoughts about that a little later. Tomorrow and I am leaving for a two-day teacher’s convention, followed by a weekend away in Conneticut. So the article will have to wait a little bit. But, let me say this – is there a better presidential candidate than Ron Paul? Yes. That man is Chuck Baldwin.
Just for full disclosure, you can read the Baldwin piece here.
October 23, 2007
According to President George W. Bush, Christians and Muslims worship the same god. In fact, President Bush believes that EVERYONE worships the same god, whether they be Christians, Muslims, or people of any other religion. Don’t take my word for it: Mr. Bush made these statements himself. I reported President Bush’s remarks in this column just recently.
For the sake of those who missed it, ABC’s Charles Gibson recently interviewed President George W. Bush. Here is a verbatim transcript from that interview:
Q. “Do we all worship the same God, Christian and Muslim?”
A. “I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty.”
Q. “Do Christians and non-Christians and Muslims go to heaven in your mind?”
A. “Yes they do. We have different routes of getting there.”
Then, just a few days ago, President Bush, in an interview with Al Arabiya television, said, “I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God.” In the same interview he said, “I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality.”
Obviously, this is not the confession of a Christian. It is the confession of a universalist.
Bush’s beliefs remind me of the book co-authored by Muhammad Ali, Thomas Houser, and Richard Dominick entitled Healing: A Journal of Tolerance and Understanding. In this book Muhammad Ali writes, “If you’re a good Muslim, if you’re a good Christian, if you’re a good Jew: it doesn’t matter what religion you are, if you’re a good person, you’ll receive God’s blessing.” (p. 3)
“The great monotheistic religions of the world all worship the same God. They just call him by different names.” (p. 9)
“All people serve the same God. We just serve Him in different ways.” (p. 32)
By definition, both President Bush and Muhammad Ali believe the same thing: they are both universalists.
Baker’s Dictionary of Theology, page 539, defines Universalism this way: “Universalism is the doctrine of ultimate well-being of every person. The doctrine has a pagan and a Christian form. According to the former, all will ultimately be happy because all are, by nature, the creatures and children of God. The universalistic heresy (it is rejected by the general tradition of the church–Eastern, Roman and Protestant) in Christianity teaches that although all of the human creatures of God have fallen into sin and are lost, all will be saved through the universal redemption of Christ.”
President Bush’s infatuation with universalism is tied to his commitment to universal (or global) government. You see, Bush is part of an elitist cabal that is attempting to carve out an international New World Order. And in order for global (or even regional) government to take shape, there must be an acceptance of global religion. In other words, universalism is the religion of the New World Order, the United Nations, and all those who desire global government.
To anyone who understands the true message of Christ, however, the doctrine of universalism is anathema.
Every true believer in Christ understands Him to be the God-Man, the Creator-God become flesh (John 1:1-3, 14). We understand that Jesus is the only way to Heaven (John 14:6). We take Christ at His word, when He told us, “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) We believe Him when He said, “[H]e that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” (John 14:9) We understand that Jesus is the “fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:9)
No real Christian could say that every religion worships the same God or that everyone is going to Heaven, regardless of who or what they worship. Only a universalist could make such a statement. I say it again, President Bush is a universalist.
Furthermore, because President Bush has convinced everyone that he is a Christian, his erroneous remarks portend much evil. Why? Because many professing Christians will take the word of an apostate President over the word of their own pastors or even the very Word of God. This is not to mention the damage he has done to the testimony of Christ in giving unbelievers a false sense of security in worshipping false gods and believing false doctrines.
Accordingly, I invite readers to view a Sunday address that I just recently delivered to the people of my church. The title of the address is, “Do Christians and Muslims Worship The Same God?” There is no charge to watch or download this video sermon. One may even download the message as an MP3 file for use in one’s IPOD. In fact, I pray that God will give the message wide distribution. It just might be the most important message I have ever delivered. See the video sermon here: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/sermonvideo.html
After listening to this message, a visitor told one of our ushers on the way out, “I came here believing in universalism. But now I am a Christian.” I am afraid that there are many tens of thousands of people attending our churches all across America today who are not Christians, but have followed President Bush into the false religion of universalism. Please watch the video sermon.
Plus, if anyone would like to have DVD copies made of this video sermon, we might be able to make these available as well. If you are interested in having a DVD of this sermon, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
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Americans Leave Party Seeking More Compatible Hook Up
Iowa Political Gathering To Address Options For A Better Match In ‘08
Lancaster, PA: Americans seeking a return to constitutional government will convene in Council Bluffs, IA October 25-27 as disaffected voters continue their mass exodus from both “Big Box” political parties (http://www.rasmussenreports.com//).
The National Committee of the Constitution Party , the largest third party based on voter registration (Ballot-Access News), will highlight well-known speakers, attorneys, columnists and a New York Times best-selling author during its upcoming national meeting.
“The Council Bluffs gathering promises to be one of the most important political strategizing sessions for those who have concluded they will not support the political status quo and parties that abandoned them when it comes to the presidential election of ‘08,” commented Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer.
“When you look at the fact that two out of three Americans- fully 67% of those polled- are unhappy with the Democrat/ Republican duopoly (http://zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1332), no wonder voters are looking elsewhere,” Clymer added.
Speakers at the three day event (to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Council Bluffs, Iowa – just across the river from Omaha, Nebraska) include two time New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi, PH.D, author of The Late, Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada (ISBN 9780979045141). Dr. Corsi will spell out the chilling details of the attempt to merge the United States into a North American Union. Dr. Corsi is also the co-author of the New York Times best seller Unfit for Command.
John Clark of Americans for Immigration Control will discuss the group’s brand new documentary titled Rule of Law or Anarchy ? The video explores the consequences of the breakdown of law and order brought about by massive illegal immigration.
Other speakers include Missouri State Representative Jim Guest founder of Legislators Against Real ID as well as commentator and columnist Dr. Chuck Baldwin,(http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/) an outspoken Christian pastor and political activist.
In addition, those in attendance will gain the strategy expertise of Morton Blackwell who served as Special Assistant to the President on President Reagan’s White House Staff. Blackwell and his nationally recognized Leadership Institute have trained more political activists than any conservatives in American politics today.
“The importance of gearing up to offer Americans a viable alternative in ‘08 cannot be overstated,” noted Clymer. “If the Republicans foist a Giuliani or a McCain or a Romney on voters Americans will be looking for a party and a candidate they can rally around. When leaders like Dr. James Dobson say they’ll vote for a third party candidate over Giuliani,(http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/opinion/04dobson.html) it’s another indication the tide is turning. The Constitution Party will be moving toward ballot access in all states and a solid constitutionalist presidential candidate worthy of our votes”, Clymer further noted.